Secret Service Official Urges Congress To Take Action Against Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies

News | June 26, 2018 By:

Robert Novy, deputy assistant director for the US Service’s Office of Investigations, has asked Congress to take action against privacy-focused cryptocurrencies.

Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, Novy urged legislators to “consider additional legislative or regulatory actions” in order to curb the usage of privacy coins.


Egyptian Telecom Giant Redirecting Internet Users’ Computers To Mine Monero

Crime, News | March 12, 2018 By:

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has discovered that the Egyptian government has been using a malware to redirect their citizens’ computers to mine Monero.

The technology research lab claimed in a study that they identified a scheme they call “AdHose” that secretly redirects Egyptian Internet users’ web traffic to a malware that used their computers to mine the Monero cryptocurrency or display ads.